Folsom has been in a period of rapid growth for the past several years, but many Folsom neighborhoods still boast older homes built around the middle of the century or even earlier. While these homes are often great in terms of overall construction quality, there is one area in which they are generally lacking: energy efficiency. This typically starts with windows. Due to older materials and technology, old windows are likely the number one way that cooler air or heat is escaping from your home.
Window replacement in Folsom from California Energy Consultant Service can update the windows on existing homes to options that offer increased performance, help you reduce your energy costs, and improve your home’s value. These are some of the window replacement options available to homeowners in Folsom, or you can call our team to learn more about our solutions for older window replacement.
About Cal Energy – Local Window Replacement Contractor
California Energy Consultant Service provides window replacement and installation services throughout Northern California from our location in nearby Orangevale. As a result, we have worked with many homes in Folsom over the years to provide new and updated windows. Our services are available at competitive prices, with our knowledge and high quality products making us your best local choice for window replacement.
Why Improve Efficiency with New Windows?
With a home built before the 1980s – or even before the 2000s – the property is going to be almost always less energy efficient than a newer build. In addition to single pane windows with aluminum frames, older insulation, citing, leaks that have developed around your home, and aging AC equipment
mean that you are using more energy to heat and cool your home, all at a time when energy costs are increasingly trending upwards.
Replacing your windows is one of the most cost effective ways to increase efficiency if you have an older home, often giving you a noticeable decrease in your energy bills.
Benefits Offered by Window Replacement in Folsom Homes
When your windows are older and especially if they are the original windows in a home constructed in the 50s, 60s, or 70s, the existing windows and frames are likely to have several drawbacks that new windows will fix. Some of the advantages of double pane windows over older windows with single panes is that newer windows are:
- More Energy Efficient – The insulation provided by a dual pane window will make a home, on average, 30% more efficient than a home with single pane windows.
- Fewer Leaks – After several decades, many windows will develop gaps between the window itself and its frame that will allow air to escape your home.
- Shatter Resistant – When struck, older Windows tend to shatter in unsafe ways. Newer windows are made with safety in mind to prevent any dangerous accidents.
In addition to these standard benefits, you can also choose windows specifically for the needs of your home. If you are dealing with significant sun exposure or want to achieve the best possible energy efficiency, CECS can recommend the right types and window products for your home.
Window Types Available for Homes in Folsom
Beyond the many efficiency benefits of new windows, you also have more benefits in terms of appearance. Frame types and materials today can vary, giving you several color options beyond the standard white window frames, including:
- Wood Tones
These colors make it possible to mimic the look of older painted wood window frames, yet with a longer lasting color, that looks great on Folsom’s more historic homes. Even for mid century modern homes and more recently constructed homes, you can also choose frame colors to match your paint colors or create an entirely new look.
Window Installation Options – Choose from Retrofitting or New Construction
Retrofitting windows puts new windows in the same frames used by your existing windows.New construction, which is more popular in Folsom, instead builds new window frames for the upgraded windows. This method requires reinstalling some siding, drywall, and other construction elements as well, but can be preferable to retrofit since it maintains the original appearance. Retrofitting will result in the loss of a few inches of visual space at the edges of the window.
Yet both methods work extremely well and it is largely up to you which one you prefer. Our team can also always provide individualized recommendations for your home and budget.
Learn More About Folsom Window Replacement – Contact CECS Today
When you need a Folsom window replacement company, California Energy Consultant Service is able to help. We are a local business, enabling us to understand the energy requirements and challenges of homes in our area while also giving our customized personalized services. Contact our team to find out if a window upgrade might be the energy efficiency solution your Folsom home needs.